“As the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and recall the everlasting covenant that I have established between God and all living beings — all mortal creatures that are on earth.” —Genesis 9:16

God said to Noah what He had said to Adam: “Be fertile and multiply; abound on earth and subdue it” (9:7, see also 9:1; 1:28). Thus the Lord began the new creation after the flood the way He had begun the first creation. God even gave a rainbow to Noah and all creatures as a sign of His covenant to never destroy the earth by another flood. Despite all this, the flood did not destroy all sin. Sin was still in Noah. The flood was a failure.

Prayer: Jesus, You are the Someone over the rainbow Who has died to wash away all sin. I adore You.
Promise: “I set My bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.” —9:13

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